Alive and Kicking** E1 5b
[Alive and Kicking., 2 kb]20m.

Rockfax Description
Another good route, although it is a little run-out, and the bolts are very hard to clip if you are short. Virtually a 6a+ sport route. © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
Start 3m right of Bella Lugosi below a triangular niche at 8m. Climb directly up and into the niche. Make a hard move to start up this. Continue up and right on small holds to the lower off.

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List, All the Llanberis SLATE sport @ 6a & 6a+, Slate Sport.

Photo: Alive and Kicking. © caradoc
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This climb is in 200 logbooks, and on 14 wishlists.

One of those sporty sport routes. Other than a small wire low down, unprotected to the first bolt but fairly straightforward. After that it's not that hard (some easy 5b) and the tricky moves are next to or not far above the first and second bolts. Got a comedy micro in the triangular groove before stepping up to clip the second bolt. Couple of number 1ish nuts available next to the third bolt so used them, it's easy above anyway.
Misha - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/15 with Ian S

No gear below the first bolt. Climbing out of the niche is technical but safe. WARNING: the screw-in lower-off bolt is loose in it's hole and needs replacing. We backed-up the solid glue-in bolt with a nearby ash tree instead.
Pete_Frost - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/15 with Kin Choi

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/15

Olli-C - Lead rpt - 06/Jun/15 with Pete Edwards

BenRyle - Lead rpt - 03/Jun/15 with Raji, James

chrisdavies - Lead - 31/May/15 with barry

Steve Wakeford - 2nd - 11/May/15 with Dan Commander

Nice warm up:-)
wazzalad20 - Lead O/S - 04/May/15 with anna henshaw

TheaSmea - 2nd O/S - Mar/15

bold for a sport route E1
JamesWilliams - Lead O/S - 14/Feb/15 with Mad Max

E1
bede.west - Lead O/S - 14/Feb/15 with German loui

cameronr11 - TR O/S - 14/Feb/15

E1 not a sports route hard moving out of groooove
znord - Lead O/S - 13/Feb/15

harold walmsley - Lead rpt - 24/Jan/15 with Mark Hounslea

rob 528 - 2015

E1/2 5b
ashtond6 - Lead O/S - 28/Dec/14

The second bolt position isn't that bad/alarming - just adds a bit of exposure, so a trad grade is probably more apt.
kyaizawa - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/14 with Mike Mason

danm - 2nd - 28/Sep/14 with rob adie

greglad - Jul/14

AlexD - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/14 with Ed

Ed Babs - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/14 with AlexD

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 31/May/14 with Harry Martin

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/May/14

Hidden - TR O/S - 18/May/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/May/14

John Postlethwaite - Lead O/S - 02/May/14 with liam

Ben Woods0.0 - 2nd O/S - Jan/14 with tom

Si - 2014

adie84 - 2014

Didnt think it's as bold as people are making out
Double Knee Bar - Lead O/S - 15/Nov/13

Nice little climb. Second clip was a little awkward but it didn't feel bold, and don't think it deserves a trad grade.
shed_hed - Lead O/S - 15/Nov/13 with Glen Manifold

run out, not quite a sport route agree with the guides grade of e1/2
scott quinn - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/13 with Tom Priestley

Take Wires
Tom.Priestley - 2nd O/S - 28/Sep/13 with Scott Quinn

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 31/Aug/13

misterb - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/13 with dan

Justin T - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/13 with Nancy

Hidden - TR O/S - 25/Aug/13

Fragmod - 2nd - 03/Aug/13

pbuggy91 - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/13

tomthecoolperson - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/13 with Andrew

Daniel Heath - Lead rpt - 21/Jun/13 with Hayden Richards

SamStokes - Lead O/S - 29/May/13 with Emily Stokes

Gramps24 - TR O/S - 29/May/13 with BigTone

Chriswallis2 - Lead O/S - 26/May/13 with Pete

Richard P Coates - Lead O/S - 25/May/13 with George, ianjfsutcliffe

dan gibson - Lead β - 22/May/13 with alice thompson

BenRyle - Lead O/S - 06/May/13 with Georgia, Tom Coombe, Dan, Charlottte

Dan724 - Lead O/S - 06/May/13 with Tim Exley

Hidden - Lead - 05/May/13

should of lead it
jordan taylor - 2nd O/S - 05/May/13

Georgia H - Lead - May/13

Hidden - 30/Apr/13

Cheeky second clip...
jezb1 - Lead - 30/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/13

wolf.leeb - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/13 with Alexis

swoe - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/13

petekeron - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/13 with Steve Brock

Paul Collins - Lead O/S - 16/Mar/13 with Neil Byrne

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/13

dwillis - Lead O/S - 04/Mar/13

PAJames - 2013

tricky second clip
ben360 - Lead O/S - 2013

neilh - 2nd - 21/Oct/12 with Rob Davies, Phil Ashton

Alex.M-M. - Lead rpt - 06/Oct/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12

Meacher - Lead β - 26/Aug/12

mikeyjbs - Lead - 08/Jul/12 with julia kelly

Hidden - TR dnf - 08/Jul/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Jul/12

Lower Offs in bad state, one is coming out and the other is loose
Mattlamb90 - Lead O/S - 20/May/12 with Tibbett

gjd - TR O/S - 18/May/12 with Ronnie

JanBella - TR - 01/May/12 with simon

SamuelHarris - 2nd O/S - 28/Mar/12 with R.Wilson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Mar/12

One trainer and one oversized shoe
Daniel Heath - 2nd O/S - 04/Mar/12 with Alun

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Nov/11

willoates - Lead O/S - 24/Nov/11 with Iona, Steve

metal arms - Lead O/S - 19/Nov/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Oct/11

wi11 - Lead β - 09/Oct/11 with Tom

Tom Livingstone - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/11

uphillnow - 2nd - 27/Sep/11 with Stuart Holmes

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Sep/11

myoung - Lead - 04/Sep/11 with Kris

Roger Cruse - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/11 with Kris & Mark

MarkRoe - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/11 with Smithy

Smithy Smith - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/11 with Mark Roe

Hidden - TR - 21/Aug/11

Hidden - TR - 21/Aug/11

Bold. Tricky second clip.
DrGav - Lead β - 20/Aug/11 with Wendy

tjmillen - Lead - Aug/11 with vicky

Bumblebee Biggs - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/11

Alistair Corbett - Lead rpt - 24/Jul/11 with ben peake

Ewan Russell - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/11 with Halla

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/11

robgixer - AltLd O/S - Jul/11

david morse - Lead β - 22/Jun/11 with josh

simon kimber - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/11 with Hannah Hunt

Alex.M-M. - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/11

JulesV - 04/Jun/11 with Shauna Cunningham

Tom Keaveny - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/11 with bweakers

matty123 - 2nd O/S - 03/Jun/11 with Tom Keaveny

a bit bold for a sports grade. bolts at top both loose as well
Sardien - Lead dog - 27/May/11 with Sophie Ackermann

Alan James - UKC and UKH - Lead - 18/May/11 with ClimbWebNet

Jonas Paulsson - Lead O/S - 10/May/11 with Duncan Tunstall

benchwarmer - TR - 02/May/11 with alys

caradoc - Lead - 23/Apr/11 with john b

nice 2nd clip.
gd303uk - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/11 with John Rogers

Glyn Davidson - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/11 with Dan

Hidden - Lead - 17/Apr/11

Andy_B39 - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/11 with Phil Wilkinson

runout
dan ely - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/11 with greg kane, jason

adi bryant - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/11 with Lee

Hidden - TR O/S - 27/Mar/11

pebbles - TR - 27/Mar/11 with crofty

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Mar/11

eugeneth - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/11 with James Gray

Spaced bolts but there are where you need them. Pleasant climbing with fun rockovers
farmus21 - Lead - 06/Mar/11 with Eugene Theron

richiebongo - Lead O/S - Jan/11 with Gwen Thomson

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Alistair Corbett - 2nd - 2011 with john corbett

Alex Auty - Lead O/S - 2011

ndraper1 - Lead O/S - 2011

Olli-C - Lead O/S - 20/Nov/10 with Jon Fane

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/10

Harder than F6a
jkarran - Lead - 16/Oct/10 with Team

petellis - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/10 with Cleric James Koran

Hidden - Lead β - 16/Oct/10

al123 - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/10 with matt

rustaldo - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/10 with Al

ClaireS - 2nd - 30/Aug/10 with Dave Deary

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/10

HIGHTOWER - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/10 with Nikki

brices - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/10

mr mills - Lead rpt - 02/Jun/10 with Gareth

Chris_barr - Lead β - 19/May/10 with Dan

Hidden - 2nd - 17/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/May/10

nutallovertheface - Lead O/S - Apr/10 with matt b

draw already in but i hadnt seen mason do the moves nice clipping the bolt would prove hard if you short like me!
Duncan Campbell - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/10 with laura

Laura went first and clipped second clip (bold). Badly placed bolt as tall people will clip earlier.
Alex Mason - Lead β - 19/Mar/10 with Laura Perry

dicky79 - 2nd O/S - 08/Mar/10 with Mark Nicholson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jan/10

alek - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/09 with Tom Murray

Bennykr - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/09 with Benji, Ollie Torr

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Oct/09

tom_1985 - Lead - Oct/09 with Alek

great weather made all the more fun under chemo
Dave Almond - Lead - 07/Sep/09 with Simon Frost

Luke Brooks - Lead - Sep/09

Felt much easier than the other routes on the wall!
sinbad - Lead - 21/Aug/09 with Mike Raine

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Aug/09

good fun but not sport and not E3 either. E2 5b/c with tricky / reachy move (which is unprotected) to exit niche and steady but run out moves to belay.
ksjs - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/09 with goosebump

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/09

ASchwirtz - Lead O/S - 25/May/09 with Claire Duffield

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/May/09

Brown - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/09 with John

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead - 21/Apr/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Apr/09

Obvious good hold in top of pod just out of reach - aah!! Alternative poor pinch lower down - much harder. F6a (F6b for short arses like me)
Ched - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/09 with Gethin

Tom Eagle - Lead rpt - 02/Apr/09

Noodles - 20/Mar/09 with Ben Cook

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/09

Retro-bolted
Jim Slater - Lead dog - 23/Aug/08 with Gavin Singleton, Phil Lee

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/08

Sports Route now.
Brian Rodgers - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/08 with Ian Wyatt

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/08

Hidden - Lead - 24/Jun/08

Tom Eagle - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/08 with ben.m

lukea - Lead O/S - 24/May/08 with dan

Hidden - Lead β - 18/May/08

belay bunny turned bad - 2008

Felt more like F6b..!
Ian Andrews - Lead β - 2008 with Norman Clacher, Fran Gowling

What a joke E3 is for this. Well bolted and not nearly difficult to warrant E3.
Will Hunt - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/07 with Rich

Jamie Light - Lead rpt - 26/Aug/07 with Nick Bird

lukea - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/07 with Rich

ritchierich - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/07 with Bob Dickson

Jamie Light - 2nd rpt - 09/Jun/07 with Nick Bird

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/May/07

nicely bolted, frech 6a/+, hopefully try it one day trad gear.
timo.t - Lead O/S - 05/May/07 with Ian

Hidden - Lead - 20/Apr/07

Interesting moves to get out of the niche if you are short!
Jamie Light - 2nd O/S - 15/Apr/07 with Nick Bird

zero six - Lead O/S - 2007

Dringo - 2006

Hidden - 2nd - 15/May/95

Hidden - 1990

NickHarms - 1989

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - Lead - 04/Apr/88 with Bill Williamson

Hidden - TR - 08/Jul/87

Richies pal, climbed with him on this day only, worked with him perhaps twice. Remember you well for it otherwise than your name. One mantle I liked.
howifeel - Lead O/S - 1987 with Chris

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